Split apart with a thumbnail
its two leaves open: brushed mild steel,
cool in your palm, symmetrical.

Allow a finger to settle
in any of the countersunk screw holes –
the natural comfort of cupping.

The definite edges of each leaf
will be bedded one day flush
in the door’s back edge and the jamb.

This is where the work is done,
effortlessly transporting
the weight of the door.